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Nintendo 3DS 11.5.0-38 outs, is it blocking any flashcart or homebrew launcher or N2 Elite?

With the launching of New 2ds xl console in this month, the 3DS system gets a new version some hours ago. 3DS V11.5.0-38 for New 3ds(xl), 3ds (xl), 2ds and new 2ds xl handhelds are outing on 10th, July. What are the new features added to this 3DS V11.5 and is it blocking any flashcart like R4i gold, R4i 3ds, Sky3ds+, Dstwo+ and others or patching some homebrew launchers or stopping the N2 Elite? Here you can get full answers.

11.5.0-38 for 3DS/NEW 3DS XL/NEW 2DS XL

Main changes for version 11.5.0-38U

Update released: July 10th, 2017

  • Further improvements to overall system stability and other minor adjustments have been made to enhance the user experience

Lazy Nintendo, like the every past firmware update, the only word to describe a new 3ds system version is Stability.  Seem that they do not do anything special in this time again, it is just an update concerning the N2DS XL. Only updating some minor components, and no patches to existing flashcarts, homebrew launchers and N2 elite.

R4i gold, R4i 3ds and other R4 cards for 3DS V11.5.0

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R4 cards plays NDS games on the 3DS, NEW 3DS, 2DS and NEW 2DS XL console with 11.5.0-38 firmware version. Do not worry if you have one of the following 3ds r4 flash cards in use, you are free and safe to update handheld system to the latest version. We already tested them all on 3ds v11.5.0-38u, all these R4/R4i cards work directly and well.

R4 3ds brand R4 3ds site R4 3ds firmware Support 3ds v11.5.0-38
R4i gold 3ds wood v1.64 wood Yes
R4i sdhc 3ds rts v1.84b Yes
R4i gold pro 3ds v3.9b Yes
R4i gold eu 3ds v1.73 Yes
Ace3ds Plus AOS v2.13 Ye
R4isdhc 2017 v3.9b Yes

For ones who want to choose an R4i card for 3ds v11.5.0 firmware 3DS/2DS/NEW3DS/2DS XL console, both R4i gold 3ds wood and R4i sdhc 3ds rts are nice choices. The R4i gold 3ds card is the one with stable but very old wood firmware while the R4i sdhc 3ds rts has a regular updating r4i firmware. They are the 3ds r4 cards with stronger kernel to hack Nintendo 3ds firmware, so users can play more games and do more things on 3ds/3ds xl/new 3ds/2ds/2ds xl machines. If you also want to now their differences too, just our post here.

Sky3ds+, Dstwo+ and Gateway 3ds for 3DS V11.5.0

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3DS flashcarts plays 3DS Games, but not every 3ds flash cart can work on our latest 3ds system version. Among the 2017 3ds flashcarts, Sky3ds+, Sky3ds, Gateway 3ds, EZflash redux, Dstwo+ and R4i gold 3ds deluxe editons, which works and which can’t? You can know from here too.

  • Sky3ds+: Yes.
  • Sky3ds: Yes.
  • Dstwo+: It can’t support 3ds games on V11.5.0-38, however, Dstwo plus can play NDS/GBA/SNES games on 3ds v11.5.0-38U/E/J.
  • Gateway 3ds: No, and 3ds emunand 11.5 is not working too.
  • Ezflash redux: No, and 3ds emunand 11.5 is not working too.
  • R4i gold 3ds deluxe editon: No.
  • MT-card: No.
  • 3DSlink: No.

Homebrew launcher exploits for 3DS 11.5.0-38

Can we still homebrew 3ds family consoles with free exploits on 11.5 version? Or if you are using Ninjhax 2.9, Freakyhax or other homebrew launcher exploit, is it safe for you to update? Just check the below homebrew exploits which work on 3ds v11.5.0-38.

Homebrew exploit Developer Primary or secondary launcher Suppor O3ds or N3ds 11.5.0-38
Ninjhax 2.9 smea primary New 3ds V11.5, not for O3DS/2DS 11.5.0-38
freakyhax plutoo primary Same with the above
doodlebomb MrNbaYoh primary Same with the above
smashbroshax Yellows8 primay Same with the above
oot3dhax Yellows8 secondary Same with the above
stickerhax Yellows8 secondary Same with the above
supermysterychunkhax Shiny Quagsire / SALT team secondary Same with the above

Smealum is very fast for making response to the 3ds update, he has already released new payloads for 3ds v11.5. So if you have new 3ds, new 3ds xl or 2ds xl device with v11.5, you can still homebrew it via the above primary exploits. Plus, if you are already users of one of them, update console firmware to 3ds v11.5 is ok.

N2 Elite and 3DS 11.5.0-38


N2 Elite is the wholly different thing compared with r4 or 3ds flashcards. No matter the 3ds firmware updates to which version, as long as it supports the Amiibo function, N2 Elite will not be patched or blocked. Why? Because N2 Elite is the amiibo flashcard or the amiibo emulator. It supports hacking for amiibos not for Nintendo 3DS. Here for those who do not know the item, let me give you a short introduction.

N2elite,is the updated version of Amiiqo, it emulates the Amiibo figures by allowing you to backup and restore the data to their own multi-slot NFC disc. Having the ability to hold up to 200 figures data on the disc means that you can store all your figures in the one device. For short, N2Elite is an Amiibo emulator currently supporting ALL existing Amiibo figurines! Here are its functions and compatibility.

  • Support all versions of Nintendo 2DS™, 3DS/3DS™ XL via Nintendo® Amiibo reader (sold separately)
  • Support all versions of Nintendo New 3DS/3DS™ XL consoles
  • Support all versions of Nintendo Wii™ U console
  • Support Nintendo Switch
  • Allows copying dematerialized amiibo™ figurines
  • 200 figurines storage capacity
  • Selection of figurines by pressing a button
  • Android smartphones equipped with an NFC chip
  • Upgradable firmware
  • Compatible with Android smartphones equipped with an NFC chip
  • Compatible with (N2 Elite USB Reader /Writer NFC module PC)
  • Storage banks order and range can all be configured with the help of the Amiiqo app
  • Scheduled to come from Amiiqo are features such as added compatibility, cheat system, and new transfer/control methods & apps

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